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Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH Rooms: One Cost: Entertainment & Performer packages start from £500 proudcabaretcamden.com
combination of a more itimate dining experience with a variety of alternatives
Thorpe Park Events
Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN Rooms: One Cost: Prices starts from £55 per person thorpepark.com Background: Built in 1979, Thorpe Park is now one of the UK’s best known theme parks. Located 20 miles from London's city centre, regular train services and shuttle buses provide good transport llinks. Not only does Thorpe Park offer incredible rides and days out, but their private venue, Lake View, is available for event hire! Christmas Package: This Christmas 2012, Thorpe Park get’s its skates on with their Roll Disco Inferno package. Step back in time to the 70’s, with shimmering disco balls and laser lights creating a groovy disco atmosphere. Guests will enjoy Harvey Wallbanger cocktails, a fabulous buffet menu or three course dinner with entertainment from professional roller skaters, before finishing with a “how-to” skate lesson and a roller-disco. Available from 19th November – 31st January, for a minimum of 100 guests. Anything Else? Upgrades to the night include retro inspired canapés, a face painter, stilt walker, funky photo booths, and 70’s look-alikes.Formal and informal functions can be held at Lake View, with Ride and Dine packages available for those looking for alternatives.
Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6EL Rooms: 138 Aviator Rooms, 12 Aviator Studios and 19 Sky Suites Cost: not released at present www.aviatorbytag.com Background: Aviator was created in 2008 by TAG group for elite travellers moving between London and the world’s leading destinations. Based near London, it is one of the most striking design hotels in recent times. Effortlessly stylish, Aviator mixes the timeless glamour of aviation with seductive interiors and luxurious comfort. Christmas Package: Aviator’s festive events present the ideal combination of a more intimate dining experience with a variety of shared dining or private dining alternatives, followed by Vive La Fête, a fusion of entertainment, DJ and band taking over the iconic atrium and 1st floor Sky Bar. Guests can enjoy a champagne reception to start things off, followed by Head Chef, Luke Wheaton’s specific menu, that balances classic dishes with seasonal ingredients, and cocktails from the hotel’s award-winning mixologists. Anything else? Head to the Sky Bar located on the first floor of Aviator for classic and contemporary cocktails, from 5pm, Monday – Saturday. On site accomodation is available for those who require it.
Background: Located in the 200-year-old Grade II listed Horse Hospital in the Stable Market, Proud Cabaret Camden offers a stunning backdrop to its live performances. The venue not only offers food, but also a glamorous burlesque entertainment experience. An elegant, decadent space, it oozes the sophistication of a bygone era. Christmas Packages: Packages include a compere, a piano bar singer, burlesque girls, dances, and variety acts. Proud Camden’s in-house events and promotions team will take care of all your event needs, whether it’s an intimate affair you’re looking for, or a large-scale party. Offering dinner seating for up to 120 people, 180 standing capacity, and a full kitchen menu, Proud Cabaret Camden can truly cater for every taste. Anything Else? If you want a preview of the acts on offer, Proud Cabaret Camden has shows Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Thursday night offers their “Humble Lair of Opulence”, while Friday plays host to a short, late-night “nasty” show, along with their regular longer performances. An outdoor, terraced patio also offers a more relaxed area for guests.
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